Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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DNS hijacking vulnerability affects D-Link DSL router, possibly other devices

A vulnerability in ZynOS could spell trouble for users of routers from D-Link, TP-Link, ZTE and other manufacturers, a researcher said.

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Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

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Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

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Latest Firefox beta gives users more control over data

Users and websites will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites.

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EU should oblige Internet firms to hand over encryption keys, says antiterrorist advisor

Law enforcement access to encrypted communications is needed, says the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

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Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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Report: NSA not only creates, but also hijacks, malware

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA hijacks botnets and computers infected with malware by other intelligence agencies

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People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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This ad company is using Verizon's unstoppable supercookies to track you

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

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North Korean official news agency site serves malware

The site hosts malware that masquerades as a Flash Player installer, security researchers found

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Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.

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FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report